2016 Audi R8 Specs and Release Date

For all Audi R8 fans, waiting is finally over. German company is finally bringing brand new 2016 Audi R8 which will be amazing in every segment.

Exterior and changes

2016 Audi R8 is the second generation of this model. It was firstly introduced in 2006, and the new model won’t differ much from its predecessor considering its look. However, we must say that it will be an entirely different car. First of all, new Audi will ride on new platform which underpins Lamborghini Huracan. It will be a bit lighter than the current model since automaker has used aluminum and carbon fiber in its architecture to reduce its weight for around 130 pounds. This will affect better fuel consumption and performance. Speaking of the exterior design, it will look more menacing and sporty in the same time. It will have a longer wheelbase and it will be a bit wider. The hexagonal grille will be redesigned and the head and tail lamps will be more angular. They will use LED technology. We can say that the whole body will have more angular and sharper lines which will make it look more aggressive. The side blades are still present but shorter and can be offered with same body color, or in carbon fiber or in contrast color.

2016 Audi R8 front

Design of interior

The interior of 2016 Audi R8 will be luxurious as expected and will look futuristic. It will be very comfortable and modern. It will get a new Virtual Cockpit. The 12.3-inch TFT display will be placed in the front of the driver. The steering wheel will have many functions such as Drive Select function. The rest of the cabin will be amazing as always.

2016 Audi R8 interior

Types of engine and performance

2016 Audi R8 will appear with two different V8 and V10 engines. The main engine is a 5.2-liter V10. This engine is capable of making up to 600 horsepower which is pretty impressive. The other option is a 4.2-liter V8 engine. It is able to produce 450 horsepower. They will be mated to a seven-speed S tronic dual-clutch gearbox. According to the latest rumors, new model will also be offered with a hybrid version- R8 e-tron and all-wheel drive train.

2016 Audi R8 rear

Release date and price of 2016 Audi R8

2016 Audi R8 should be released sometime during 2015. As for the price, it will be in a range from $120,000 to $250,000.

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